Which it turns out took a while to fill because my employer did not pay my insurance premiums last month and so they had suspended my coverage...not what you want to discover at 8pm while trying to pick up prescription diaper cream. After a trip to the very crowded post office, several phone calls, and writing a check to my employer for the money they neglected to take out of my already suffering paycheck, they issued an emergency reinstatement of coverage...all for diaper cream.
We used the creams all weekend...and things got worse. So yesterday I called back and they said to bring her back to the pediatricians office. The nurse asked how long it would take us to get there. I told her it would be my first solo trip with the baby...she thought I was being cute...I was referring to the chance of us being punctual.
The doctor took one look at her and told me to stop the creams. It is a contact burn...caused by the acidic foods in my diet. I have a list of things to avoid. And I am to limit dairy.
We don't drink soda, but I am all about the 100% juice. She said to look for things with 10% juice max...I guess I'll be drinking water! I have lovely apples and oranges in the fridge. All of those meals we froze for "after the baby comes"? All tomato based. I am a bit bummed...I will change my eating habits for the sake of the baby's bum, but yuck! Add to that the fact that my migraines seem to be back so I am also back to no chocolate, peanut butter, or caffeine. (I am left with a breakfast of water, whole wheat toast, and a banana. Fun times!)
The diet I can live with, but the worst part of all? No baby wipes. I am supposed to rinse her bum under warm water in the sink. The doctor did it in the office. Caitlin looked so calm and comfortable. It looked so easy.
My first attempt resulted in poopy pants...my pants, her poop. Holding a wet, wriggling baby over the sink is NOT as easy as the doctor made it look. My sinks are NOT near the changing areas. (So my solution of putting a changing pad on the kitchen table...let's just say there was some disinfecting going on...try not to think of that the next time you come to dinner at our house!)
Caitlin goes through a LOT of diapers...2-3 per feeding at 7-8 feedings per day. I should be a pro at this by tonight...I hope!